The aim of our school is to develop in students those capacities that will help them achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. This means educating the whole child â€“ physically, emotionally and intellectually. We believe it is the healthy, harmonious development of the head, heart and hands that marks a truly educated person; one who is able to think creatively, make sound judgments and act with conviction.
Knowledge is built upon a natural sequence in the Waldorf Schools. Rudolf Steiner formulated the original philosophy and pedagogy out of which present day Waldorf schools still develop. We focus on themes that appeal to the young child at his or her particular stage of development, always planting â€œseedsâ€ for later development.T
The effort in a Waldorf Kindergarten is to create a harmonious and orderly environment in which children can develop confidence in themselves and a natural respect for others and the world in which they live. Teachers accomplish this through a carefully planned, rhythmical program. A balance is created between periods requiring more and then less concentration, group and then individual participation, and indoor and then outdoor activity.
In our school, most learning occurs through play, which often imitates adult activity. The children sweep, wash, cook and bake; they play house and take care of their family. They build and demolish â€“ afterwards putting their toys away. They plant seeds and tend to seedlings. The toys they share are simple and natural, leaving room for the childâ€™s own imagination. Outdoor play is an important part of the day.